Rhetoric on the sign up pages.
This move works by classifying those who hesitate as failures and traitors. It’s pretty much extortion – a protection racket: Ya got a nice office here, don’t ya.
The campaign arm of House Republicans is using an aggressive tactic to push online donors toward committing to monthly contributions, telling them that opting out of having the same amount automatically charged to their credit card or withdrawn from their bank each month is an act of disloyalty toward former President Donald Trump.
Cozy. Quiet. It’d be a shame if something were to … happen. Right?
But Republicans — including Trump’s 2020 campaign — have gone to new lengths to tap into Trump’s popularity and strong-arm supporters into regular, automatic contributions.
Under that was a box committing donors to another April 7 donation, telling them that their “Trump Patriot Status” was “MISSING!”
“As a TOP grassroots supporter, we were surprised to see you ABANDONED him. This is your LAST CHANCE to update your status to ACTIVE!” the pre-checked box said.
Nice of you to give. The Boss, he’ll be happy. See ya next month. Be lucky.